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Prime Minister Julia Gillard and about 40 other Australian officials received the gifts, which cost almost $15,000.
On top of the gifts, Australian taxpayers foot the bill for royal travel - estimated at about $1 million for the Queen's 2011 visit and $350,000 for Charles' 2005 tour and another $600,000 for his 1994 trip.
Originally posted by daaskapital
reply to post by staticarium
because it is traditional and honourable.edit on 23-1-2012 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by daaskapital
Did you know that the queen made a personal donation to the QLD flood appeal?
By the way you're acting, I doubt it.
Take the blinders off mate, you're making a mountain out of a mole hill.